Pawlenty tells AFA’s Fischer he will reinstate ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (IowaIndependent)
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, appearing on Bryan Fischer‘s radio program on Wednesday to talk up his new book, said if he’s elected president in 2012 he will reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers.
Fischer is director of issue analysis for government and public policy for the American Family Association, a group that the Southern Poverty Law Center named a hate group in November for spreading falsehoods about Muslim and LGBT Americans. It also bankrolled Iowa for Freedom, a group organized by Bob Vander Plaats that let the successful campaign to oust three Iowa Supreme Court justices for their unanimous 2009 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.
Fischer asked Pawlenty at the end of the interview, “We just saw the ban on homosexual service in the military repealed, overturned. Conservatives will be working over the next couple of years to see that that ban is reinstated. If you become president in 2012, will you work to reinstate the prohibition on open homosexual service in the military? Would you sign such a prohibition if it got to your desk?”
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